VIDEO ROUGE: Total Destruction: 7”

From the vaults comes another of Richmond Records’ “dead stock” reissues, this time an original press of this 45 coupled with a modern reproduction of the original cover. The title track is a bouncy bit of early ska-wave, while the flip, a cover of Love’s cover of the Burt Bacharach-penned “My Little Red Book” is a darker bit of wave, with the bounce of Love’s version replaced with a more insistent beat. The band itself is a bit of a mystery, but, considering the label, I’m guessing there’s a Psycotic Pineapple connection in there somewhere. Thumbs up. –Jimmy Alvarado (Richmond, richmondrevisited.bigcartel.com)